Monday, November 10, 2008

Mmmmm, Rewrites. And Random Thoughts.

Just letting you all know that I'm still alive. THE MAZE RUNNER rewrites are going well, although I know for a fact I've never put so much time into a book before. I think you'll find that it was time well spent.

Krista's notes are exhaustive, thorough, and many. She is one smart lady! To give you some perspective, I'm averaging about 7 pages an hour to go through her notes. I just want to make sure I respond to all her concerns and suggestions to the best of my ability.

Honestly, I don't know how I would've done this if I still had that pesky job!

Random thoughts:

Atlanta Hawks, 5-0. Atlanta Falcons, 6-3. Georgia Bulldogs, 8-2. Life is good in the sports world.

I can't wait to see the new James Bond movie.

Why do you see "No Dumping" signs in public places like graveyards? I don't think the kind of people who would dump their old couch inside a cemetery are going to see the sign and say, "Well, garsh, Mabel, looks like we's best find us another place, dontcha reckon? I hear the swamp's got some space."

If you live in Utah, I'll be at the West Jordan Barnes and Noble on Tuesday night at 6:00 and the Murray Barnes and Noble on Thursday night at 6:00. Come see me!

I love THE OFFICE. Have I ever told you guys that? It's the best thing that's happened to TV since SEINFELD and LOST. Oh, and 24.

These 2 kids come by our house on Saturday and ring the doorbell. They're holding rakes. My front yard had roughly 56,738,492 leaves in it, just a few days after being swept clean. They asked me with a straight face if we'd give them 5 bucks for raking it. They weren't joking. We gave them 10.

I'm rereading THE WHEEL OF TIME in honor of my good friend, Brandon Sanderson. I quit around Book 7 a long time ago because I didn't know if it would ever end and I was sick of waiting. But since he's finishing the series, I'm giving it Shot #2. And I must say, I'm really enjoying them. Very much.

Talk to ya soon.


Q said...

Out of curiosity, did you recieve my email? I just need to be sure it wasn't lost in cyberspace.

J.N. Future Author said...

ah man! west Jordan is to far! Oh well. If i did go up it would be a great excuse to see if my kindergarten teacher remembers me!...after 13 years....on second thought, maybe not

you don't like to rake the lawn? (we got lucky, there was a windstorm that blew the leaves out of our yard)

I really hope your rewrites are coming along fine! im so excited to read the final version when it comes out!

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

Good luck with the rewrites! It's a hard slog but a good editor sure smoothes the process.

The Office? Comic gold. The Wheel of Time? Literary Gold that got a wee bit too slow towards the end (I skimmed through the descriptive bits in the last three books).

Anonymous said...

Wow, you're the kind of guy I'd like to work for. 100% raise without even having to ask!

When do you find time to watch all of these great TV shows?

Heather Moore said...
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Heather Moore said...

I'm starting on edits with my latest ms. Always painfully painstakingly painful.

Luisa Perkins said...

Dude, the new cover is excellent.

I've been wanting to re-read The Wheel of Time....

Melinda said...

"No Dumping" by the cemetary?
--maybe they are talking about bodies...

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